Need a lift?

At long last: a step ladder we wouldn’t mind leaving out full-time. Every stunner you see here is designed in Japan and built from aluminum, then topped off with a powder-coated finish (no wonder it can support up to 225 pounds). It’s got non-skid feet, treaded steps, and a safety latch, too, so you can step up safely. Pick a height, any height—it comes in a one-, two-, three-, or four-step design. And when you’re done climbing up and up? This one’s lightweight and folds flat, perfect for tucking away till next time.